The ODIHR established a programme in 1999 to encourage the development and implementation of national and local initiatives to promote human rights and democracy through low-cost, high-impact microprojects. Through this programme, the ODIHR provides support and funding to specific projects across the human dimension, highlighting co-operation between OSCE field offices and local actors.


  • To encourage the development and implementation of national and local initiatives to promote human rights and democratization as a conflict-prevention and -resolution tool;

  • To support, and expand the human rights and democratization work of OSCE missions and field offices, in co-operation with the ODIHR;

  • To provide a regular source of support for grassroots human rights and democracy initiatives developed by OSCE missions and field offices in their local areas.


OSCE missions and field offices have increasingly turned to the ODIHR for expertise and assistance in implementing small-scale human rights and democratization projects developed by the missions. In 1999, the ODIHR developed the Grassroots Projects initiative to support these efforts. With ODIHR support, six OSCE field offices successfully implemented thirteen grassroots projects during the programme's first year, to review legislation, enhance public awareness of human rights, support NGO development, build bridges among ethnic groups, and advance the rights of women, as well as other valuable initiatives. Some useful proposals were left unimplemented due to a lack of resources. In 2000, the programme was expanded as a result of its success and twenty grassroots projects were implemented in co-operation with thirteen OSCE field offices, through ODIHR core budget funding and through a generous voluntary contribution from the Canadian International Development Agency.


In order to take better advantage of the OSCE's expertise on human dimension issues, the ODIHR created the grassroots mechanism to support and fund small projects initiated by local actors and implemented in conjunction with OSCE missions and field offices. Encouraging such mission initiatives has increased the scope of OSCE's human dimension field activities, much of it aimed at conflict prevention and conflict resolution in local areas. It has harnessed the comparative advantages of missions, by drawing on their knowledge of local conditions and actors, improving the cost effectiveness of projects, and enhancing on-the-ground supervision of project implementation.

The ODIHR, based on the programme's successful first year, has increased its support for such mission initiatives. In addition, the ODIHR provides technical advice and assists as necessary in identifying international experts. OSCE missions and field offices have all been invited to submit project proposals for consideration for ODIHR support.


Projects eligible for funding under this initiative should be small-scale efforts aimed at advancing particular aspects of human rights and/or democracy in mission's host country. The projects may, for example, deal with rule of law, NGO development, human rights education, advancing gender equality, supporting human rights' institutions, or other aspects of the human dimension.

Preference will be given to projects that include local partners in implementation and strengthen the capacity of local partners to make sustained contributions to human rights or democracy. At the same time, however, the grassroots projects are not intended to be an NGO funding mechanism. Rather, OSCE field offices are expected to be actively involved in implementation or supervision of projects.

In general, projects under this grassroots initiative should cost less than EURO 5.000.


Missions should apply directly to the ODIHR Democratization Section. Project proposals should be in the standard ODIHR project proposal format (sample attached). Proposals should clearly state the objective of the project and the results to be achieved, indicate the local partner, and lay out the preferred timeframe for implementation. A detailed budget should be attached, indicating also whether the OSCE mission and/or local partner will make a financial contribution to the project. If ODIHR substantive support or participation is required, this should also be clearly set out.

Missions will be required to submit a final report on the implementation of the project and an assessment of its impact. In addition, missions will be required to account in detail for all expenditures.


The ODIHR would welcome any further contributions from participating States in support of this successful programme.

Through its Grassroots Democracy Projects fund, the ODIHR co-sponsored a youth camp for Romani children in Albania in the summer of 2003. The camp encouraged children to go to school and stay in the education system.
Through its Grassroots Democracy Projects fund, the ODIHR co-sponsored a youth camp for Romani children in Albania in the summer of 2003. The camp encouraged children to go to school and stay in the education system.

Past projects supported by the ODIHR



Summer School camp for Romani Children; To provide environment for deprived Romani children to continue education; EURO 2.300


Monitoring of the Custody Conditions of Convicts and WorkingConditions of the Staff of the Investigation/Isolation Jails; To assist in reviewing and monitoring of the conditions in pre-trial detention facitilities aiming at improvement according to international standards; EURO 4.000


Capacity Buildingof NGOs to Effectively Advocate their Basic Interests - Emphasising NGO Registration; To support non-governmental sector in the legalization and registration efforts in light of changing requirements; EURO 4.350

Using Azeri Translation of the Human Rights "First Steps" Manual in Training Seminars for Teachers of Secondary Schools; To facilitate teacher training in using the manual in local schools as part of compulsory human rights curriculum; EURO 4.4773

Assistance to Persons without "Propiska"in Obtaining an ID and restoring their rights; To assist IDPs residing in Azerbaijan in retrieving their personal documents in order to recover their social and human rights; EURO 3.300


Methods and Techniques of Human Rights Education for Secondary School Teachers in Samtskhe-Javakheti; To support Human Rights Teaching in Secondary Schools of Minority Communities of Georgia; EURO 4.543


To the Civil Society trough Debate; To support Youth Initiative Fund Human Rights Debate Programme between Schools on Both Sides of Dniestr; EURO 5.000


Observance of Rights of Illegal Labour Migrants in South Kazakhstan; To study the observance of rights of labour migrants from neighbouring countries, working in Kazakhstan, and to make recommendations according . to international standards; EURO 4.000

Support to Co-ordination Council on death Penalty Moratorium; To encourage Kazakhstan to introduce moratorium on death penalty through active support to establishment and work of Co-ordination Council; EURO 2.840

Participation in Mock Trials Competition; To support three law students winners of national competition on Fair Trials participation in international competitions in Greece; EURO 3.100


Elaboration of Legislation on Alternative Sentencing; To assist a legislative process in introducing alternative sentencing into criminal code of Kyrgyzstan; EURO 1.120

Legal Support to Prisoners; To support publication of a brochure for distribution in the prisons of Kyrgyzstan on the human rights of prisoners and their re-adaptation after served sentence; EURO 2.100

Publication of the Newspaper for Prisoners "UMUT"; To support publication and distribution of the newspaper for prisoners, bringing relevant information to the convicts and allowing them to stay abreast of the civil life; EURO 2.300


Participation in Conference on "Trafficking in Women and Children"; To support broader participation in the regional seminar in order to make the issue of trafficking visible; EURO 793

Human Rights Summer School; To facilitate and support participation of young students and school children from all regions of Tajikistan in the human rights summer school; EURO 5.000


Monitoring of Childrens' Rights in Orphanages of Kokand and Margilan; To support and to assist in children's right monitoring process and to raise children's rights awareness among children and the staff of orphanages, EURO 5.000

Youth Summer Camp on Human Rights; To provide assistance and support to conducting a youth summer camp on human rights for children and youth from all regions of Uzbekistan, including non-Uzbek children fort he purpose of integration and conflict prevention; EURO 5.000



Participation of anti-trafficking expert in panel discussion: Support to the participation of an anti-trafficking expert from the Ukrainian NGO "La Strada" in a seminar on trafficking in human beings during the Yerevan Human Rights Film Festival, and promoting the collaboration and sharing of experience on anti-trafficking issues among OSCE participating States.


Support to non-Azeri communities in Baku: Supporting non-Azeri communities with re-integration into society and regaining their rights, and monitoring of individual complaints resolution.

Civil dialogue in the regions: Initiation of dialogue between local authorities and civil society in rural regions of the country and assessing needs for further action.

Co-operation between NGOs and police on human rights: Support to police training in international human rights standards.


Seminar on international standards in labour rights and their incorporation into Kazakhstan's legislation: Sponsorship of the first countrywide seminar on international labour rights and labour migration in Kazakhstan and their incorporation in the Kazakh legislation. The project also covered illegal labour migration.

Monitoring rights of illegal labour migrants in south Kazakhstan: Supporting research on the monitoring of the rights of illegal labour migrants, as well as the adoption of legislation on labour migration and the legalization of illegal migrants as a conflict-prevention approach to inter-ethnic problems.

Follow-up round table on import and storage of radioactive waste: Support to a follow-up round table on the recommendations that emerged from the October 2001 conference on import and storage of radioactive waste in Kazakhstan.

Support to the co-ordination council on death penalty moratorium: Awareness raising among the population on issues related to the application of the death penalty and mobilization of public support for a moratorium on capital punishment.

Training on lobbying campaigns: Training of a group of professionals as trainers on how to carry out lobbying campaigns in the Parliament and in the regions.

Publication of public information material on women's rights: Producing and publishing posters and postcards on gender equality in public life and politics.

Training of journalists on human rights: To ensure adequate coverage of human rights issues in the Kazakh media by training journalists in international human rights standards and human rights institutions, and to mobilize public support for the media to raise human rights issues.


Publication and distribution of a newspaper for prisoners: Support to the publication of a prisoner newspaper with information on daily life outside prisons, legislation, legal opinions and advice, including an FAQ rubric and a medical advice column. The newspaper is distributed free of charge in the prisons of Kyrgyzstan to help re-integration of inmates into society after their release.

Round table on election processes: Examination of the elections held in Kyrgyzstan in 2002 and their shortcomings in preparation for a referendum on constitutional reform in December 2002.

Round table on human rights monitoring in orphanages: Development of an in-depth analysis and presentation of the findings of monitoring reports on the human rights of children in the orphanages of Kyrgyzstan. The report will include recommendations on reporting on children's rights.

NGO forum in Osh on civil society and development: To discuss the role and contribution of NGOs to the country's development, and to support dialogue between the NGO community and governmental structures.

Sociological research on youth and religion in east Kyrgyzstan: In support of discussion on tolerance and conflict prevention among young people.

Gender mainstreaming into national plan on equality and human rights: In support of the on-going discussion on the recognition of equal rights between men and women.

Forum of leaders on solutions to crisis: The promotion of transparency and openness regarding difficult situations in the country and presentation of ideas and possible solutions to political and social problems.


Expert participation in anti-trafficking conference in Kazakhstan: Supporting the participation of a Moldovan expert in an anti-trafficking conference in Kazakhstan, to share Moldova's experience with effective legislative measures to counter trafficking in human beings.


Web guide for tolerance education: Supporting the development of a web guide on tolerance education.


Human rights training for secondary schools students: Providing training to a group of young human rights activists from the ethnically mixed southern region of Tajikistan, Kumsangir, as a contribution to conflict prevention.

Civic education programme: Promoting tolerance and plurality of opinions and fostering awareness of rights and responsibilities among young people in Khatlon, the province most affected by the civil war. The programme aims at supporting the new mandate of the OSCE Centre in Dushanbe.

Journalistic competition on 10th anniversary of adoption by Tajikistan of UN Universal Human Rights Declaration: To further encourage the engagement of journalists of print and electronic media in the promotion and protection of human rights in post-civil war society throughout the country.

Round table on Freedom of Religion: To convene a meeting of secular and religious leaders to discuss the freedom of religion situation in Tajikistan and to promote international standards on freedom of religion and belief

Access to higher education for girls in Qarategin valley: Promotion of access to higher education for girls from remote districts of Tajikistan and to protect equal rights to education of women and men.


Gender youth conference: Support to a youth conference on gender mainstreaming issues and equal rights and opportunities.


Micro-level media advocacy on women's rights: Assistance to improving public education on women's rights by increasing public access to information through three local TV stations, and to women of the Banat province to raise awareness of their rights.

Prevention of sexual harassment at schools and universities in Montenegro: Training young women on how to protect themselves and prevent sexual harassment in educational institutions.



ANDA Debating Preparatory; To assist the Albanian National Debate Association (ANDA) in preparation of the materials to organize local debate competitions for university students and high school students on matters affecting their lives, such as the electoral process, democratic freedoms and decision-making processes in six local debate centres: Tirana, Shkodra, Elbasan, Vlora, Korca, Gjirokastra; EURO 5.000


Roma Participation in the Parliamentary Elections; To raise awareness among various Roma communities about political models of participation in the parliamentary elections 2001 and to enhance broad participation in the electoral process by publishing and disseminating "Vote" brochures among Roma communities and initiating meetings among Christian Orthodox and Muslim Roma in the Rudari parliamentary constituency; EURO 1.500


Publication of the Reference Book on Constitutional Law; Translation into Estonian and Publication of the Practical Guide on Constitutional Studies to support the Centre for the Study of Constitutional Law; EURO 1.609


Caucasus Women's Resource Centre; To support a conference on establishment of a multipartite resource and service centre for Women NGOs from Georgia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan as a conflict preventive measure and NGO networking for strengthening of civil society and women in the Caucasus; EURO 2.217


Regional NGO Public Forums on Mass Media Advocacy Campaign; To encourage civil society participation in the decision-making process on adopting legislation of crucial importance to society, in this case on mass media, by conducting debate forums in nine regions of Kazakhstan, with the aim to make the government aware of the public voice; EURO 4.896

Publication of Materials for Women's Rights Awareness Seminars; To publish three types of brochures with information on labour legislation, on family/marriage legislation and marriage agreement; EURO 1.730

Preparation and Publication of a Brochure "Women's Questions and Answers about Violence in the Family"; To prepare, publish and distribute free of charge brochure on legal aspects of domestic violence with the aim to raise awareness of women's rights, to support legal advisors of NGOs, Crisis Centres and legislators, district police and civil administration. The brochure will be distributed mainly in the provinces and rural districts of Kazakhstan; EURO 3.400

Televised Students' Debate "Azamat" of National Debate Centre, To encourage young people to engage in public discussions and debate on the present and future of their country and state policies, presenting twenty eight topics such as introduction of private ownership of land, introduction of local elections, limitation of freedom of speech, death penalty, independence of the judiciary, twice a week on two TV channels with a life interaction of the viewers; EURO 5.000

Preparation of Training Manual for Youth Gender Seminar; To develop and publish a trainers manual for gender training seminars in various youth groups; EURO 5.000

Monitoring of Children's Rights to Information in Orphanages; To receive objective and well -founded information about child rights in two orphanages in Kazakhstan and to serve as a "pilot monitoring" in order to extend it to other orphanages. EURO 1.462


Translation and Distribution of the OSCE Copenhagen Document in the Kyrgyz and Russian Languages; To widely distribute the OSCE Copenhagen document in order to familiarize the population of Kyrgyzstan with OSCE standards of human rights protection and to encourage the country to meet its international obligations; EURO 2.700

Assistance to the "Sixth Regional Summer Course for Law Students on International Legal and Human Rights"; To support regional summer course on international law and human rights for 26 participants from all Central Asian countries; EURO 5.000


Expert Review of National Human Rights Office and Ombudsman Function; To review the functions, mandate and capacity of the Latvian National Human Rights Office in order to provide recommendations in relation to establishment of an ombudsman institution and best international practices on promotion and protection of human rights in Latvia; EURO 5.000

Publication of "Aspects Minority Integration in Latvia"; To publish a study on the status of minorities and relevant international and domestic legal documents to be used as teaching material by law students, policy makers and interested public; EURO 820

Support for National Human Rights Office Assessment and Baltic Conference; To discuss the function and activities of the Latvian HR Office and Ombudsman and to provide a forum for Baltic ombudsmen/HR institution experience exchange; EURO 2.026 & EURO 4.000


Artists as Bridge-Builders in Transdniestrian Conflict; To engage Moldovan and Transdniestrian artists and NGOs in confidence building measures between Moldova and Transdniestria, to give an artistic impetus to the negotiation process for the political solution of the Transdniestrian conflict; EURO 4.000

Debate Manual for School Debates on Both Banks of Dniestr River; To provide support for a manual for regional and national school debates on human rights and democracy in Moldovan and Transdniestrian schools; EURO 3.000


Europe 2021: Beyond Visible and Invisible Borders; To support the debate on the concept of borders and how to improve cross border co-operation, in co-operation with The British Council of Poland, in a series of pan-European meetings on multinational Europe and the rights of people in that context; EURO 5.000

Polish Refugee Board Conference on Refugee Protection in Central Eastern Europe; To provide assistance to publication of proceedings of regional conference on the occasion of Poland ten year anniversary of joining UN convention on refugee protection; EURO 1.231

Democracy and Human Rights for Youth in Rural Environment

To rise awareness on human rights and tolerance among youth in rural environment in South-East Poland with mixed ethnic population and to create networks and on-going workshops; EURO 3.000


Participation of Roma Contact Group in the OSCE Conference "Roma in the OSCE Region"; To bring together members of the informal Roma Contact Group at the OSCE conference on "Equal Opportunities for Roma and Sinti: Translating Words into Facts" in order to increase the level of Roma participation in decision-making processes and to facilitate the co-operation among Romani NGOs; EURO 5.000


Assistance to Youth Centre; To establish more structured conditions for youth in the district of Znamenskoye and two IDP tent camps of Nadterechny district of twelve villages, including sports facilities as integration and preventive measure against potential conflict, illegal activities and drug abuse; EURO 5.000


Roma Co-operation of Slovak and Czech NGOs; To organize a three-day conference for Roma NGOs of the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic on mutual co-operation towards recognition of the problems and potentials of Roma minority in both countries; EURO 4.070

Roma Slovakia Census Information Campaign; To assist Roma communities and Roma organisations in achieving better recognition of the Roma minority in the country and to mobilise Romani residents for political and other public participation; EURO 3.393


Khujand Institute for Human Rights; To activate local human rights organization to be able to provide free of charge legal advice and engage in human rights monitoring activities; EURO 4.000

Follow-up to National Conference on protection of Child's Rights

To support NGO contribution to the discussion on preparing a UN report on Child's Rights. EURO 3.100

Civic Education Classes

To continue awareness raising on human rights for the population of South Tajikistan districts. EURO 3.500


International Human Rights Legislation Course; To support joint OSCE Centre in Ashgabad and UNHCR Turkmenistan five-day course on international human rights legislation for fifty participants from all Turkmenistan, including officials and legislators; EURO 3.225

Assistance to the Review of Religion Legislation; To provide assistance to review local legislation on religion and religious communities in light of difficulties encountered by various religious communities; EURO 3.860

Assistance to the Legal Resource Centre at Ashgabad Maghtumkuli University; To support establishment of a legal resource centre on human rights at the local library, Faculty of Law in co-operation with ABA/CEELI; EURO 5.000

Joint UN ODCCP Conference on Civil Society and Anti-Drug Campaign; To provide an expert on involvement of civil society in the struggle against drug addiction among young people; EURO 2.140


Education in Basic Human Rights and Peace Maintenance in Surkhandarya and Kashkadarya Districts; To promote basic knowledge of human rights among schoolteachers and students of the two multiethnic districts on the border to Afghanistan in two series of courses; EURO 1.385

Training in Monitoring of Women's Rights

To support series of trainings on monitoring of women's rights for women NGOs. EURO 4.900



Human Rights Education; To include human rights in the national school curriculum by the creation and provision of a textbook on human rights; OSCE Centre in Yerevan; EURO 5.000


Media Coverage of the Election; To assist in developing an objective media approach to election campaigns by providing training to journalists on impartial reporting of elections; Council of Europe/ODIHR; EURO 3.500


Newsletter for Association of Journalists; To promote democracy by increasing public access to unbiased information and participation in civil society; OSCE Advisory and Monitoring Group in Belarus; EURO 3.500


Legal Assistance to IDPs from Chechnya; To train "protection officers" from the Northern Caucasus and to provide legal assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs); OSCE Assistance Group to Chechnya / Russian human rights NGOs "Memorial" and "Civic Assistance Committee"; EURO 3.810


Public Diplomacy and the Media; To increase awareness among journalists of the role of the media in democracies and, in particular, the importance of objective analysis and the dissemination of unbiased material; OSCE Mission to Croatia; EURO 5.000


Assistance to the Estonian Law Centre in Establishing a Centre for the Study of Constitutional Law; To educate Estonian lawyers on the practical use of the EUROpean Convention of Human Rights and procedures before the EUROpean Court of Human Rights; OSCE Mission to Estonia / Estonian Law Centre / British Estonian Latvian Lithuanian Law Association (BELLLA); EURO 4.900


National Plan of Political Empowerment of Women in Macedonia: Support to Stability Pact Gender Task Force Conference; To increase political participation of women by implementing the Gender Task Force Plan and initiating a programme of training for women; EURO 5.000


Broad Coalition against Corruption; To combat corruption in Kazakhstan by: improving legislation, ratification of international conventions against corruption, enhancing of the role of civil society and making corruption an issue in mass media; OSCE Centre in Almaty / NGO "Transparency Kazakhstan"; EURO 3.050

Free Legal Aid / Consultations for Women Victims of Domestic Violence; To prevent domestic violence against women and to strengthen social and legal status of women in the family, through the provision of free legal aid; OSCE Centre in Almaty / Association of Women-Lawyers of Kazakhstan; EURO 5.000

Local Self-government Assistance Project; To elaborate practical recommendations for the development of local self-government, such as possible changes to existing legislation and mechanisms for generating income for local budgets; OSCE Centre in Almaty; EURO 5.000

Development of a Strategy on the Implementation of the Convention on Access to Information and Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (three regions of Kazakhstan); To broaden discussion at local level on development of procedures for obtaining information and participation of the public in decision-making; OSCE Centre in Almaty; EURO 5.000

Women, Law and Migration; To collect and share information on trafficking in Kazakhstan and the CIS, in order to develop a national anti-trafficking strategy, including legislative recommendations; OSCE Centre in Almaty; EURO 1.770


NGO National Conference; To promote the development of civil society through national co-ordination among NGOs; OSCE Centre in Bishkek; EURO 3.000

Summer School for Law Students; To promote respect for, and knowledge of, international law and commitments among students through a special summer programme; OSCE Centre in Bishkek; EURO 5.000


Publication of Three Brochures "10 Questions about Social Integration in Latvia" in Latvian, Russian and English to be distributed at Latvian Secondary Schools; To promote national integration by providing basic information and educational material on integration of society; OSCE Mission to Latvia / Local Naturalisation Board; EURO 5.000


Workshop on the Observation of the Parliamentary Election; To provide theoretical and practical knowledge on democratic election matters for media and political party representatives from Belarus; OSCE Advisory and Monitoring Group in Belarus / General Election Committee / MFA of Lithuania / Lithuanian Journalism Centre; EURO 4.000


Conference on Free Circulation of Information; To engage journalists in confidence building and free circulation of information on both sides of the Dniester River; To establish a joint Transdniestrian-Moldovan journalists' NGO; OSCE Mission to Moldova / NGO "VIDOINI"; EURO 2.190

Debating for Peace and Democracy; To increase awareness and training in non-violent conflict resolution in Moldova and Transdniestria and set up debate clubs to further discussion on, and dissemination of, constructive solutions; OSCE Mission to Moldova; EURO 5.000

Assistance to Commission on the Reform of Criminal Procedural Code; To provide a Russian translation to speed up the adoption of a new Criminal Code; OSCE Mission to Moldova; EURO 950

Confidence Building Measures in Transdniestrian Conflict; To build confidence and abolish enemy images in history education; OSCE Mission to Moldova; EURO 3.270


Trafficking in Migrants; To determine the incidence and potential for trafficking in migrants, to assess the policy and legislation affecting trafficking, and to provide recommendations for national policy and regional co-operation; OSCE Mission to Tajikistan; EUR0 2,370


NGO-Government Meeting in Samarkand; To promote co-operation between NGOs and Government by building networks of local NGOs and examining suggestions to improve their relationship with the Government; OSCE Liaison Office in Central Asia; EURO 410



Human rights training for Field Officers; To train 35 field officers and human rights NGOs in human rights monitoring and methodology; OSCE Presence in Albania; EURO 2.447

Conference on Challenges Facing Albanian Rural Women; To enhance rural women's awareness and assertion of their human rights; OSCE Presence in Albania; EURO 4.780


Narva NGO Support Centre for Ida-Viru; To develop NGO institutional capacity through training programmes, with the overall objective of improving the integration of Estonian and non-Estonian communities in the population; OSCE Mission to Estonia; EURO 4.780

Dissemination of Information about National Minorities and Integration of Ida-Viru; To support the development of textbooks and video information about history and traditions of national minorities in Estonia; OSCE Mission to Estonia; EURO 10.600


Promoting Development of Local Democracy in Zugdidi; To assist in the development of links between NGOs and local government officials to enhance democratic governance in the Samegrelo region; Coalition "Local Democracy Local NGO"; OSCE Mission to Georgia; EURO 2.546

National Minorities - Human Rights; To highlight existing projects and to seek constructive solutions to problems of nationality and national minorities, with an emphasis on human rights; Public Information Centre / Local NGO "Alternative"; OSCE Mission to Georgia; EURO 4.586


Seminar on "The Role of the Print Media in an Election Campaign"; To educate young, qualified journalists about the role and responsibilities of the print media in an election campaign; USIS / SOROS; OSCE Centre in Almaty; EURO 2.800

Educational Seminars During the "Women's Fair of Ideas and Commodities"; To encourage women to become more active in promoting their interests in the run-up to elections; Association of Business Women of Kazakhstan / OSCE Centre in Almaty; EURO 3.301

The Role of Electronic Media in an Election Campaign; To educate young, qualified journalists about the role and responsibilities of the electronic media in an election campaign; USIS / SOROS; OSCE Centre in Almaty; EURO 6.776


Seminar on Schoolbook Evaluation and the Work of Historical Commission; To establish an intra-Moldovan Historical Commission in order to eliminate stereotypes between peoples of Moldova proper and Transdniestria; OSCE Mission to Moldova; EURO 4.437


Eight Seminars "Women and Elections"; To raise the level of knowledge among women with regard to elections (voter education, "family voting", domestic observers); OSCE Mission to Tajikistan; EURO 6.900

Eight Seminars on "NGO and Capacity Building" for Active Women; To assist graduates of the Mission's civic education programmes to start their own NGOs; To establish country-wide focal points for gender issues and networking; OSCE Mission to Tajikistan; EURO 8.700

Development of Mass Media in Karategin Valley "Oyinai Rash"; To revamp and enhance the capacity of a local newspaper; OSCE Mission to Tajikistan; EURO 2.904


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